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ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 5, Problem 2E
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If sodium is dropped into water, a loud fizzing noise is heard, and sparks fly from the sodium. What do you suppose is occurring?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason behind the statement that “when sodium is dropped into water, a loud fizzing noise is heard and sparks fly” is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The chemical reactivity of an element is determined by the element’s electron configuration. Elements with full outer orbits are the most stable. The elements that do not have full orbits exchange or share electrons with other elements to obtain a stable configuration. Such elements are very reactive.

Explanation of Solution

Sodium is reactive because it has one valence electron. Sodium can transfer this electron to another element to get a stable configuration. Thus, sodium is very reactive...

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